Chants gear up for season of expectations, exposure

ccufoot-mogliaThe Coastal Carolina football team reported to campus Sunday in preparations of the first day of practice on Monday. Practices are closed to the public, but the Chants will get plenty of exposure on the field this year with four nationally televised games on the schedule.

The Chanticleers will begin preparation for the 2015 season openers with road games at Furman (Sept. 5 at 7 pm) and at South Carolina State (Sept. 12 at 6 pm). Coastal plays its home opener Sept. 19 versus Western Illinois at 6 pm.

Coastal Carolina will have at least four nationally televised games this season, making two appearances on the American Sports Network and two on ESPN3. Other national and regional outlets will have the opportunity to pick up more games as the season progresses.

To accommodate ASN, Coastal Carolina is changing the starting time the Gardner-Webb home game on Nov. 7 with kickoff now set for at 3:30 pm. Also, Coastal’s road game at Charleston Southern on Oct. 31, also on ASN, has a new start time of 7 pm.

The Chanticleer football program is also set to have two games broadcast on ESPN3, including a home game versus Presbyterian College (Oct. 10 at 2 p.m.) as well as the CCU’s road game at Monmouth (Oct. 24 at 1 pm.).

Coastal is coming off an impressive playoff run and a long stint in the top 5 of the FCS national rankings. The Chants hope to take the next step this season.

Photo courtesy of Big South Conference

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